|Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary - TED.com|
After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for safety -- the Water Canary.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; design; development; technology; water; 2011
|Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! - TED.com|
When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; TEDxEQChCh; 2012
|Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola - TED.com|
At TEDxChange, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxChange; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; philanthropy; 2010
|Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school - TED.com|
Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community. It’s the educational journey of one that altered the destiny of 125 young women. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; development; education; women; TEDxMidAtlantic; 2012
|Joe Madiath: Better toilets, better life - TED.com|
In rural India, the lack of toilets creates a big, stinking problem. It leads to poor quality water, one of the leading causes of disease in India, and has a disproportionately negative effect on women. Joe Madiath introduces a program to help villagers help themselves, by building clean, protected water and sanitation systems and requiring everyone in the village to collaborate — with significant benefits that ripple across health, education and even government.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; development; sanitation; water; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Shukla Bose: Teaching one child at a time - TED.com|
Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game, says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India's slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; development; education; poverty; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Marc Koska: 1.3m reasons to re-invent the syringe - TED.com|
Reuse of syringes, all too common in under-funded clinics, kills 1.3 million each year. Marc Koska clues us in to this devastating global problem with facts, photos and hidden-camera footage. He shares his solution: a low-cost syringe that can't be used twice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; development; education; health; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Tim Jackson's economic reality check - TED.com|
As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; economics; green; poverty; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jacqueline Novogratz on patient capitalism - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how "patient capital" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services -- and dignity -- to the world's poorest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; medicine; philanthropy; poverty; women; 2007
|Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself? - TED.com|
Venice is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; art; biology; design; development; life; science; sustainability; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Andrew Mwenda takes a new look at Africa - TED.com|
In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the "African question" -- to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; philanthropy; politics; technology; 2007
|Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty - TED.com|
Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; 2007
|Jamie Drummond: How to set goals ... for the world - TED.com|
In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; global issues; health care; poverty; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering - TED.com|
Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoast
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; children; development; education; innovation; invention; tedbooks; 2009
|George Ayittey on Cheetahs vs. Hippos - TED.com|
Ghanaian economist George Ayittey unleashes a torrent of controlled anger toward corrupt leaders in Africa -- and calls on the “Cheetah generation” to take back the continent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; philanthropy; politics; 2007
|George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp - TED.com|
Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer, at TEDxBoston, is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; chemistry; development; disease; poverty; science; technology; TEDxBoston 2009; 2009
|Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future - TED.com|
As globalization and technological advances bring us hurtling towards a new integrated future, Ian Goldin warns that not all people may benefit equally. But, he says, if we can recognize this danger, we might yet realize the possibility of improved life for everyone.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; economics; future; global issues; technology; third world; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education - TED.com|
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; development; education; technology; third world; web; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jim Fallon: Exploring the mind of a killer - TED.com|
Psychopathic killers are the basis for some must-watch TV, but what really makes them tick? Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers. In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he shares a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; brain; consciousness; development; mind; psychology; science; violence; 2009
|Ludwick Marishane: A bath without water - TED.com|
If you had to walk a mile for a jug of water every day, as millions of people do, it's unlikely you'd use that precious water to bathe. Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane tells the amazing, funny story of how he invented a cheap, clean and convenient solution: DryBath, the world’s first bath-substituting lotion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; business; development; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; water; TED@Johannesburg; 2012
|Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade? - TED.com|
Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news: We're winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; data; development; health; state-building; statistics; third world; TEDxChange; 2010
|Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge - TED.com|
TED Fellow Sophal Ear shares the compelling story of his family's escape from Cambodia under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. He recounts his mother's cunning and determination to save her children.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; Asia; adventure; development; south asia; storytelling; third world; war; 2009
|Nandan Nilekani's ideas for India's future - TED.com|
Nandan Nilekani, the visionary co-founder of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether India can continue its recent breakneck progress.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; development; economics; global issues; politics; potential; technology; third world; TED2009; 2009
|Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair - TED.com|
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build -- for true accessibility -- and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; development; disability; engineering; innovation; invention; physics; poverty; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Paul Collier on the "bottom billion" - TED.com|
Around the world right now, one billion people are trapped in poor or failing countries. How can we help them? Economist Paul Collier lays out a bold, compassionate plan for closing the gap between rich and poor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; business; development; economics; global issues; politics; poverty; TED2008; 2008
|Ernest Madu on world-class health care - TED.com|
Dr. Ernest Madu runs the Heart Institute of the Caribbean in Kingston, Jamaica, where he proves that -- with careful design, smart technical choices, and a true desire to serve -- it's possible to offer world-class healthcare in the developing world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; development; global issues; health; health care; science; 2007
|Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice - TED.com|
Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; development; economics; education; poverty; third world; trafficking; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Louise Fresco on feeding the whole world - TED.com|
Louise Fresco shows us why we should celebrate mass-produced, supermarket-style white bread. She says environmentally sound mass production will feed the world, yet leave a role for small bakeries and traditional methods.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; development; food; global issues; industrial design; 2009
|Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement - TED.com|
In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; development; education; global issues; invention; women; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset - TED.com|
Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; education; medicine; presentation; science; technology; TED@State; 2009
|Robert Neuwirth on our "shadow cities" - TED.com|
Robert Neuwirth, author of "Shadow Cities," finds the world’s squatter sites -- where a billion people now make their homes -- to be thriving centers of ingenuity and innovation. He takes us on a tour.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cities; culture; development; entrepreneur; future; global issues; politics; social change; third world; 2005
|Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' - TED.com|
The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US State Department is a foretaste of his major new book, sure to provoke widespread debate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; alternative energy; climate change; development; environment; future; global issues; green; sustainability; urban planning; 2009
|Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid - TED.com|
The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; global issues; innovation; invention; poverty; third world; women; 2009
|Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on aid versus trade - TED.com|
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister of Nigeria, sums up four days of intense discussion on aid versus trade on the closing day of TEDGlobal 2007, and shares a personal story explaining her own commitment to this cause.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; health care; investment; philanthropy; women; 2007
|Josh Silver demos adjustable liquid-filled eyeglasses - TED.com|
Josh Silver delivers his brilliantly simple solution for correcting vision at the lowest cost possible -- adjustable, liquid-filled lenses. At TEDGlobal 2009, he demos his affordable eyeglasses and reveals his global plan to distribute them to a billion people in need by 2020.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; development; global issues; health; health care; innovation; invention; product design; third world; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen - TED.com|
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; demo; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; TED2006; 2006
|Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty - TED.com|
Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; communication; culture; development; global issues; invention; investment; microfinance; poverty; technology; telecom; third world; transportation; 2005
|Jacqueline Novogratz invests in Africa's own solutions - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; Africa; bottom-up; business; culture; development; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; microfinance; philanthropy; poverty; social change; women; 2005
|Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states - TED.com|
Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; corruption; culture; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; military; philanthropy; poverty; state-building; third world; 2005